Current shark bites scary, however severe accidents stay vanishingly uncommon

PORTLAND, Maine  — Current shark bites in Florida and Hawaii and a suspected case in New Jersey have piqued curiosity in an age-old summer season query for beachgoers — is it secure to go within the water?

Scientists and researchers who research sharks stated the overwhelming reply to that query is sure, it’s secure. Doubtlessly harmful interactions between people and sharks are unusual, and severe accidents and deaths from the bites are vanishingly uncommon, scientists stated.

Nonetheless, the dramatic nature of shark bites and the tales of survivors, equivalent to Hawaii surfer Mike Morita’s story of preventing off a shark in April, seize the creativeness. It’s a good suggestion to recollect simply how uncommon shark bites really are, scientists stated.